Pictures of James Bond found after 50 yrs

Updated: Feb 12, 2011, 14:16 PM IST

London: A series of unseen photographs clicked by celebrity photographer Terry O’Neill has been discovered after 50 years.

Found during a search of the famed photographer’s archive of pictures, one of the pictures shows Sean Connery in a dressing room with a troupe of showgirls during a break in filming Diamonds Are Forever in Las Vegas.

Another features Blackman - who played Pussy Galore in 1964’s Goldfinger - standing on a beach wearing a skimpy bikini and with her character’s first name etched in the sand.

"The ``60s were an incredible time. Young people took over, creating their own cultural landscape on stage, in music, fashion and on the film set. I was lucky - seriously lucky,” the Daily Express quoted O’Neill as saying.

“I was in the right place at the right time. But I never realised then that we were remaking the world in our own image - or that mine would become such a testament to the time."

The photos are due to go on display in London next month (Mar11) as part of an exhibition entitled Terry O’Neill: 50 Years At The Top.